Product design engineering

Providing access to quality Product design engineering resources and subject support.

Databases View more

Here are the key databases/online resources to start finding information in your subject area. Click on 'View more' to go to the full listing for the Library, and use the filters to find more for this subject and others.

Books Catalogue

The shelf marks tell you where you can browse for books on popular topics in the Library (the level is for the Library in Loughborough). Click on ‘Catalogue’ to search for specific books and check their availability.

Subject / title Pilkington level Shelfmark
Drawing 2 740
Industrial art and design 2 745
CAD, engineering, applied mechanics, ergonomics and prototyping 1 620
Management and marketing 1 658
Manufacturing 1 670

Videos View more

Use the videos to learn more about some resources or finding information.

Frequently asked questions View more

Here are some of the most popular questions asked by students in this subject. If you have a different question, check 'View more' or ask your Academic Librarian.

How can I access an article in a database?

Some databases provide the full-text of the article in the database in either HTML or PDF format. Others just give you the basic details but you have to access the full-text via a link that might say 'SFX' or 'Full-text'.

If you are on-campus or have the VPN activated on your device when you are off-campus, you should click on the link and it will take you to the full-text if the Library subscribes to the journal.

If it doesn't do this, then search Library Catalogue Plus to see if we subscribe to the journal you need (including the correct year).  If you get stuck, contact the Library (library@lboro.ac.uk).

How can I find a British Standard?

The Library subscribes to British Standards Online.  This is the best place to start your search. Don't forget to use the VPN if you are accessing it from off-campus.

How do I access an eBook?

From Library Catalogue Plus look at the options at the side of the page and click on ‘eBook’ in the ‘Format’ section to limit the results to eBooks. Click on ‘Get full text’ to open the eBook.

How do I access resources off-campus?

You need to search via the VPN when you are off campus, this link will show you how to download this onto your device.

How do I reference engineering resources?

You need to find out which referencing style your lecturer/supervisor is expecting you to use. In MEME there are two main reference styles used : IEEE and Vancouver. See the quick guides on Learn WSLS01 for more information or   ‘Cite them right’ for Harvard referencing.